Who doesn't find miniature horses and little ponies absolutely adorable? We most certainly do!
We feel very sorry for these tiny tots that end up at auctions and kill pens. When purchased by kill buyers, they get stuffed into stock trailers with full sized horses and get injured. It doesn't get any better when they arrive at the kill pens; they get shoved in with full sized horses and get beat up and starved down. Those that are not lucky enough to get saved, are sold by the kill pens to feed the carnivores at zoos. We try to help as many of these tiny ones as we can.
Jasmine and her baby, Freedom, are doing really well. She is a wonderful mother, we are very proud of her. Freedom is growing like a weed! He is spunky, healthy and happy.
Jasmine has FINALLY had her baby!! She had a BIG sorrel colt with 4 stockings and a wide blaze, We are so excited to finally get to meet, hug and hold this precious, long awaited baby! He is very bold and curious and stood up within 20 minutes of his birth.
We are STILL on mare watch, no baby yet! We fear this may be a very big baby and possibly a mini mule, because of the long gestation. Jasmine is doing well, enjoying the pampering.
We are still waiting for baby! No changes, just an uncomfortably big Jasmine we watch around the clock on the baby cam. Jasmine enjoys her daily grooming and likes her big, comfy stall. She has a hearty appetite and is strong and healthy. Each day is another day closer to foaling, and we are tired of waiting, aren't you? We can't wait for the baby to be born!
Jasmine is still pregnant! Our vet says the baby will be born when mom and baby are ready, and to not worry. Baby is still moving and Jasmine is strong and healthy. We are watching Jasmine on her baby cam.
We are on foaling watch. Jasmine is very pregnant and we do not know when she will deliver. Mares can hold off for a while, if they want, so it is best to keep a watchful eye. This sweet girl is leery of humans but allows us to handle her all over and loves to be groomed. She just needs to be reassured no one will hurt her.
Jasmine arrived at the rescue this evening from quarantine. She is doing great! Her hooves have recovered nicely and look really good! She is very pregnant! We wish we knew when she was bred so we know when to expect the delivery of her baby.
We have happy tears....Jasmine had the specialist work on her hooves. We are so very grateful and happy to hear that the damage was not as extensive as we feared and Jasmine is going to be able to be rehabbed. They were able to take off way more hoof than we had hoped for and give her a more normal looking and functioning hoof! She is learning how to walk again, after walking on her fetlocks with slipper feet for who knows how long. Jasmine has to be feeling better now. We are overjoyed!
Jasmine is doing well. She is eating and drinking fine. Her weight is starting to improve and she is looking better. So far Jasmine is still healthy, thank God! We do not know how pregnant she is yet....The quarantine provider said she is less stressed now. They are feeling more confident about getting the specialist to work on her horrible hooves soon.
Jasmine was picked up today from the auction with her friend Lily. Our transporter said that other than being a little underweight and having slipper toes, Jasmine looks pretty good, he does not see anything needing a vet right now. She is frightened and hopefully settles in at quarantine soon and can relax. We do not want her to slip her foal because of stress. We also want to get a specialist to work on her hooves as soon as she settles.
Our person who goes to the auctions and bids for us, saw Jasmine at the Cleburne auction on August 19, 2020. She was frightened, pregnant, underweight and was standing very uncomfortably on very long slipper toes hooves on her rears. We did not want her to have to endure more trauma at a kill pen so our guy made sure he won the bid to buy her for us. We will get her the TLC she and her unborn baby need.
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Daisy has decided now, to let us pet her. She is thriving on the extra attention she is now getting. We adore her!
Little Daisy is a 31" registered silver bay 4 year old miniature mare. She was bailed from the Lonestar kill pen on May 5, 2020. Isn't she adorable? Daisy will be finished with quarantine on June 6th and we are looking forward to meeting her. She is now ready to come to the rescue!
We saw precious little Azalea at Cleburne horse auction May 29, 2021. This poor baby had terribly deformed hooves that had obviously been foundered and had slipper toes, based on the observance of large rings in the rear of the hoof and the distorted toe had been sawed off. This poor girl was walking tenderly and looked very depressed. They saddled and bridled her and put a large child on her back to make more money off of her. This little girl tried her best to carry all of that weight and her legs wobbled underneath her. With the help of wonderful donors, we were able to bid on and win the bid for Azalea. We sent her to Witherspoon Ranch quarantine where Melanie reported to us that she was very depressed. Azalea came down with Strangles and had to stay in quarantine until yesterday, July 16, 2021, when she was delivered to the rescue. Melanie became very attached to this little girl, telling us how wonderful she is. When she arrived, she let us hug her and feed her treats. Whenever we get a really sweet horse like Azalea, we often wonder what happened? Did the owner die and a family member dumped them at auction? How could such a wonderful horse end up at an auction? This little girl is very deserving of love, it is obvious to us that someone showed her a lot of love once. We are happy we found Azalea, and we can give her a happy future with lots of love.
We have noticed that Azalea's stiffness has another cause, it is not just from chronic laminitis. She has some arthritis in her back legs, and her back right leg gets locked up at the stifle and she can't bend it sometimes. She allows us to bend it for her and to flex it for her, she knows we are just trying to help her. It is likely she will need to stay with us, due to these conditions.
Azalea has become the stallmate and companion of Zephyr, and they are getting along wonderfully. When Tulip was rehomed, Zephyr was lost without her. Azalea's quiet, passive nature was a perfect fit for Zephyr and the two of them are inseparable.